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Open Tournament


The Open tournament will be played according to the Swiss System over 9 rounds, with a time control 90 minutes for the whole game + 30 seconds increment per move.

The Highest ranked players who are not already qualified will qualify for the 2017 British Championship. The first prize at the Open tournament is £1500. 

Gm and IM norms are expected to be possible in the Open Section.

 

Chief Arbiter: Adam Raoof


1st round – Saturday 1 April – 17.00
2nd round – Sunday 2 April – 14.00
3rd round – Monday 3 April – 10.00
4th round – Monday 3 April – 15.00
5th round – Tuesday 4 April – 14.00
6th round – Wednesday 5 April – 14.00
7th round – Thursday 6 April – 14.00
8th round – Friday 7 April  – 14.00
9th round – Saturday 8 April – 10.00

 

GM/ IM/ WGM/ WIM/ FM/ : Free Entry  |
 FIDE rated: £45  |
 Non rated: £55  |
 Senior (over 60): £40  |
 Junior (under 16): £30

Please note – English players must be Gold ECF members or if Silver ECF members a further fee may be payable

Untitled players can take up to two half-point byes between rounds 1-8 provided they are requested before the end of the previous round.
All moves in 90 minutes plus 30 seconds per move increments throughout.

The closing ceremony and prize giving will take place after dinner on Saturday 8th April.

FIDE ratings from the latest available list will be used for all sections where available.
ECF grades will be used for unrated FIDE players.

Notwithstanding the fact that players may be re-paired 30 minutes after the start of the round the default time for all sections will be 1 hour from the scheduled start of the round.


Prize List

Second Place

£750

Third Place

£400

Fourth Place

£200

Fifth Place

£150

£100 Best Jersey Player | £100 Best Senior Player (over 60)* | £50 Best Junior* £75 Rating prizes under 2300, 2150, 2000 | £100 Best game prize Trophies & other special prizes available

* subject to at least 3 contenders

No player may win more than one cash prize

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The Jersey Chess Federation announces the Polar Capital Jersey International Chess Tournament which will be held on 1st - 8th April 2017 in St Clement Bay, Jersey.

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